Despite the widespread dry conditions, local buyers pushed the Glenavon Angus sale to a top of $15,000 on Monday.
Of the 115 bulls offered, 88 sold for a 77 per cent clearance rate and average of $5700.
Michael and Jess Smith, Casino, purchased the top-price bull, Glenavon M133, a 2016 July-drop bull weighing in at 940 kilograms with a scrotal circumference of 47 centimetres.
The bull had an estimated breeding value of (EBV) of +72 for carcase weight, an eye muscle area (EMA) of +4.7, and intramuscular fat (IMF) of +1.9.
A second-top price of $13,000 was reached twice, with both bulls being purchased by the Rynne family from Miles.
Glenavon M186 tipped the scales at 914kg and measured 41cm in scrotal circumference with an EBV of +65 for carcase weight, an EMA of +4, and IMF of +2.1.
Glenavon M255 weighed in at 852kg and had a scrotal circumference of 41cm, with an EBV of +69 for carcase weight, an EMA of +4.2, and IMF of +1.9.
David and Louise Carolan, Nalorac Pastoral Company, "Lyndhurst", Armidale, were top volume buyers on the day, taking home nine bulls for $4000 each.
Mr Carolan said despite the tough conditions at “Lyndhurst”, the bulls would be joined with their 2600 breeders that they had worked hard to hold onto.
Glenavon Angus stud principal, Richard Post, said it was a reasonably tough sale, but he was happy with the outcome.
“It’s been a really tough season obviously, and we weren’t expecting a lot of people to come to buy a volume of bulls, but we’ve been touched by the support by a lot of people who didn’t really need a bull but have come to support us,” he said.
The sale was conducted by Davidson Cameron & Co, with Luke Scicluna as the auctioneer.